Russell Westbrook Breaking Records Even In Bench Role, Joined Legend Magic Johnson In 27-Year-Old Record

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Looks like Russell Westbrook is all set to get his status back in line, even from the bench. Even before the start of the 2022-2023 NBA season, critics and fans both looked down on Westbrook. The Lakers\’ front office tried their best to ship the point guard off to any other team. However, he took it to himself to fight back and set the record straight once and for all. Now, his stats are speaking loud and clear that Westbrook is in the front, leading the team and smashing the age-old records.

Last night, the Los Angeles Lakers once again went a step back after losing to the Philadelphia 76ers by 22-133. In the previous few games, the squad has evolved as a strong contender for the first time this season. However, the last two consequent losses once again pulled the team back from the lead. However, yesterday\’s game saw a fierce game from lakers players like Anthony Davis, LeBron James & Russell Westbrook. Not only that, but Westbrook also joined Lakers veteran Magic Johnson as the only player in history to record a triple-double off the bench.

Russell Westbrook Secures Another Record, Joins Lakers Legend

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Russell Westbrook

Last night, the \’Big Three\’ jointly scored 66 points. And surprise addition to the score was Lonnie Walker IV & Austin Reaves, who contributed 15 & 25 points. Still, the Los Angeles Lakers were unable to clinch the victory and lost to the 76ers away from home. However, Russell Westbrook unexpectedly swept a major NBA record under the rug. Westbrook became the first Laker since legend Magic Johnson in 1996 to record a triple-double off the bench. Legend Johnson achieved this feat on February 14, 1996, while playing against Atlanta Hawks.

With 12 points, 11 rebounds & 11 dimes in 36 play minutes, Westbrook played an important role in stretching the game to overtime. However, the Lakers ended up lagging in the game streak by 10-15. Despite the loss, Russell Westbrook\’s game showed the world how worthy he is of his seat in the Lakers. Lately, the point guard was not been this efficient in the starting five of the squad. But even since head coach Darvin Ham moved the All-Star player to the Sixth man role, Westbrook is shining high in the sky, leading the team and breaking records. 

Westbrook Wants To Lead Lakers From \”BENCH\” Only

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Russell Westbrook

Westbrook has been displaying some amazing games from the Lakers bench itself for some time. And when asked about his return to the starting five of the team, the point guard did not look much enthused. Westbrook reckoned that his ultimate goal was to help his teammates understand the importance of each and every game. As the point guard stated, \”I believe leadership is a trait that I have and I take pride in being able to do that regardless of what’s going on, who’s in, who’s out.\”

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